Ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder

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FIG. 1 is a top plan view of an ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder showing my new design in condition of use with the right hand;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof, shown in condition of use with the left hand;

FIG. 3 is a top side elevation view thereof, illustrating the finger retention band; and,

FIG. 4 is a right side elevation view thereof, illustrating the thumb protection flap.

The broken line representation of a hand is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

Broken lines, other than representation of a hand, illustrate stitching.

The fragmentary cross hatching pattern shown in the drawing is understood to represent fabric and is repeated uniformly throughout the areas shown.


The ornamental design for an ambidextrous thumb-protected potholder, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D233114 October 1974 Noyes
D353738 December 27, 1994 Tran
5377378 January 3, 1995 Cutler
D388553 December 30, 1997 Sapin
D425261 May 16, 2000 Basile
D433196 October 31, 2000 Specht
Patent History
Patent number: D464176
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 14, 2002
Date of Patent: Oct 8, 2002
Inventor: Loyda Cintron (Niceville, FL)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Robert A. Delehanty
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: George E. Stanford, Jr.
Application Number: 29/157,149
Current U.S. Class: Potholder (D29/119)
International Classification: 0613;